Osaka, the Foodie City of Japan. Eat, drink, and be merry as we explore two different neighborhoods and three local-style restaurants far from the tourist crowds
· Eat your way through a wide variety of Japanese small plate dishes, with something for every palate
· Enjoy not only Japanese beer but sake, shochu, and other local concoctions as well (Non-alcoholic beverages also available)
· Laugh your way through the evening as your native or near-native English speaking guide regales with your stories about Osaka and its people
Join us for a just slightly offbeat food, drink, and transit inclusive night tour of Tenma and Kyobashi. These are two of Osaka's most well-known local food and drink areas! You'll get to eat typical Osaka food, have a few drinks, frolic with the locals. You'll have all sorts of fun along the way! Your guide will be a native English speaker with fluent Japanese to take you deep into the local scene. This tour combines history with adventure as you explore the nooks and crannies of these ancient parts of this incredible city. You're sure to have a great time getting to know the REAL Osaka on our local food and culture night tour.
We'll meet at Tenma Station (on the JR loop line, just one stop from Osaka Station/Umeda), which puts us right in the middle of an old part of Osaka. First, we'll head to neighboring Ogimachi Park, taking in the views and getting oriented. Then it's time to dive into Tenma proper! Your guide will walk you through, telling you the history and stories of the past and today of this area.
After about 45 minutes of walking, we'll stop for our first drink and food for the night in the heart of Tenma. The food served varies from restaurant to restaurant. You will have the chance to try the typical dishes such as "kushi katsu" (fried food on sticks), "dote Mikomi" (slow-cooked beef), "topped yaki" (a slice of grilled pork and egg dish), and some healthier things. Continuously walking around Tenma will bring us another great eating and drinking spot, quite different from the previous one.
After we've thoroughly surveyed Tenma, we'll hop on a train for the short ride to Kyobashi, where the vibe is a bit more raucous but equally fun! It's an old area, filled to the brim with character. In Kyobashi, we'll walk around about 10 minutes before stopping at a final "standing bar" for more food and drink.
We meet at street level of exit 2 of Tanimachi 4-Chome Station. If you catch a taxi to the meeting spot, tell the driver to go to Tanimachi 5 intersection (in Japanese: 谷5交差点). Please allow up to 10 minutes to find exit 2 from when you arrive at the station.